National / International News

Sharp increase in steroid users

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 21:17
A leading drugs charity says it has seen a 645% increase in the number of steroid users at needle exchanges.

Bereaved parents heard at last

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 20:57
Why parents who have a stillbirth are now being listened to

Migrant benefits curbs extended

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 20:46
New rules that limit EU migrants' access to out-of-work benefits will be extended to child welfare payments, the government announces.

'Terrorist in tie' and Miller 'fightback' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 20:27
Many papers report the state visit by Irish President Michael D Higgins, while others report the latest twist in Culture Secretary Maria Miller's expenses controversy.

Cameron faces questions over Miller

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 19:57
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to face MPs' questions over the future of Culture Secretary Maria Miller amid a row over her expenses.

VIDEO: Fresh signals in flight MH370 search

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 19:41
An Australian ship searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has detected two more signals believed to be from the plane's flight recorder, authorities have revealed.

New arts plan to 'unlock potential'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 18:22
Creative Scotland announces a 10-year plan which it says will "unlock the potential" of Scotland's creative industries.

Man has acid poured over his face

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 17:27
A man in his early 20s is taken to hospital after an acid attack in West Sussex.

School's balloon footage from space

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 17:25
A school sends a balloon 23 miles to the edge of space and, after popping, it returns with "inspirational" video footage.

VIDEO: Cool jobs: The celebrity party host

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 17:12
In the latest edition of our Cool Jobs series, Sharanjit Leyl speaks to celebrity party organiser, Olga Iserlis.

Wonga TV advert banned by watchdog

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 17:03
A TV advert for payday loans firm Wonga is banned after the advertising watchdog ruled it confused the public about the interest rates that applied.

In pictures: Delhi's homeless get voting rights

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:59
Delhi's homeless get voting power in India's election

Stolen fish stuffed under man's coat

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:42
Police fine a man who stuffed a stolen £70 fish under his coat believing it could survive out of water for 24 hours.

Death Toll From Washington Mudslide Rises To 35

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:37

The last person identified was two-year-old Brooke Spillers of Arlington, Washington. President Obama is also scheduled to visit the area later this month.

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Afghan notebook: Spotting fraud

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:33
Five things to watch out for in Afghanistan's election

Legend cleans boots after online row

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:29
The former England striker Rodney Marsh is to clean the boots of every Stoke City player as a forfeit for losing an online argument with supporters.

VIDEO: The man who went from pub to pulpit

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:06
'I loved running a pub but I gave it up for this'

A watch for blind people

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:04
The timepiece designed for blind people - with no hands or numbers

Massive Security Flaw Picks The Padlock On Much Of The Internet

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 16:02

A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.

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UK warned over EU renegotiation

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 15:55
The UK cannot challenge the EU's basic principles if it wants to stay a member, says the man who may be the next head of the European Commission.

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